You had one job

I really like the ‘you had one job’ meme. There are a number of sites that have them now. The idea being that someone messed something up that was fundamental to the project they were working on. 

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This happens in technology too. 

Building great products is hard, but sometimes I see something out of companies that should be better than that. Startups can get away with a ton of mistakes, but bigger more established companies are held to a higher standard. 

This is the most recent one I came across from Spotify:

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Again, building great products is hard, and a music recommendation tool is no exception, but making sure that the outputs are different in a ‘Since you follow X, you might like Y’ feature seems pretty damn basic. That should be one line of code. 

Not sure what happened here, but I did get a pretty good laugh out of this one. I’m sure Spotify will fix this pretty quick. 

*note: I do in fact like parachute. don’t judge me.